Diety Players, I want to rethink some assumptions I've been making lately, as I keep hearing comments from you as to how your catching up or even dominating the AI in science and culture by the midgame...whereas I normally find myself a good 8-10 techs behind in many cases until spies help me catch up. One thing I do a lot with wide play is a very strong settler push. Often my capital makes 5 or 6 settlers to establish an initial 6 or 7 city base. Do you all do the same, or do you go for slower expansion and more buildings early on? Also, how quickly are you building your councils? I generally neglect them in favor of monument/shrine/wells/barracks...do you slip them in before you are building these buildings? Worker wise, when do you generally build your first worker, and how worker heavy do you go before focusing on more building infrastructure (as progress).